J. R. E.
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Knowledge itself is power—FRANCIS BACON
About the time this issue of the ANNALS reaches you many members of the American College of Physicians will be closeted with themselves taking a look at the state of their own medical knowledge. They are participating in what appears to be a completely new idea in postgraduate medical education: the Medical Knowledge Self-Assessment Program.
The idea briefly is this. The most critical factor in a physician's continuing education is motivation; he must want to continue to learn. Such motivation is more likely if he recognizes specific deficiencies in his useful medical knowledge. This Program
E. JR. Self-Assessment of Medical Knowledge. Ann Intern Med. ;68:247–249. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-68-1-247
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 1968;68(1):247-249.
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